The Ocean of Life: The Fate of Man and the Sea

The Ocean of Life: The Fate of Man and the Sea

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A Silent Spring for oceans, written by "the Rachel Carson of the fish world" (The New York Times)

Who can forget the sense of wonder with which they discovered the creatures of the deep? In this vibrant hymn to the sea, Callum Roberts—one of the world’s foremost conservation biologists—leads readers on a fascinating tour of mankind’s relationship to the sea, from the earliest traces of water on earth to the oceans as we know them today. In the process, Roberts… (more)

Editorial reviews (3 reviews)


He leads us through complex scientific debates with grace and humor.

Those problems are so disparate – and yet, ironically, so interlinked – that the reader is left with an overwhelming impression of oceanic apocalypse.

In this follow-up to his award-winning account of man's 1,000-year exploitation of maritime resources, the author not only documents the loss of large sea animals, such as whales, sharks and turtles, the destruction of coral reefs and the broader ocean environment, but he anticipates further devastation from the onset of deep-sea mining in the near future.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Penguin (May 24, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 416 pages

File size: 5.2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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